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In a new innovative approach, FireChat, a mobile app for iOS and Android, lets users chat and message each other without having a working mobile data connection.
In April 2014, we heard how "the technique might someday be used to tie together thousands of devices with built-in radios and make it possible to be online without having to pay for the access. It could also enable online communications in remote areas or disaster zones without Wi-Fi or cellular signals. Furthermore, the conversations in these so-called â€œoff-the-gridâ€ networks canâ€™t be easily hacked into by spies and mischief makers or shut down by governments trying to stifle free speech."
Disabling Auto Retrieve MMS will partially mitigate this vulnerability ahead of the official patch release.
All MMS media files will require a click in order to be viewed, but disabling this feature will prevent an attack from automatically executing on your phone. Turning off this feature does not fix the exploit entirely. So long as the bug exists, your Android device remains vulnerable and can be hacked if a malformed media file is downloaded by clicking on it. This vulnerability will not be completely fixed until a patch is released for your device, but this intermediate step can help mitigate the threat in the meantime.
Software body Nasscom is aiding the process. It has set up a startup warehouse - a co-working space that offers space and other infrastructure to the budding entrepreneurs at a nominal cost - at the Salt Lake area of the city in association with the West Bengal government.
Eight weband mobile-based app developers operate out of this facility . Nasscom is second in the country as part of its 10,000 Startup initiative to scale up the startup ecosystem.
Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, is readying a $5-billion war chest to grow India into its biggest market outside the US, according to two people directly familiar with the company's decision. It is also set to add instant video and subscription-based ecommerce services for high-end buyers, called Amazon Prime, in India later this year.
The spam rate today is the lowest since September 2003. According to data that Symantec collects from 57.6 million "attack sensors" spread across 157 countries and thousands of events logged every second, the overall spam rate has dropped to below 50% percent for the first time in over a decade.
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday filed a defamation petition against an online news portal on charges of publishing an article on her health condition.
The petition was filed against Ajith Balakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Rediff, Nikil Lakshman, Editor-in-Chief, Abhishek Mande, Senior Associated Editor and R. Ramasubramanian, reporter.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Thursday came out with its much awaited report on the issue of net neutrality in India. The DoT panel, which was looking into the issue, said that the net neutrality is a vital to the good internet experience and that "the committee unhesitatingly recommends that the core principles of net neutrality must be adhered to".
While the DoT recommendations are not yet binding on any entity, they may help TRAI, the telecom regulator in India, and government to come up with norms that would uphold and safeguard the net neutrality.
Promising start-ups in e-commerce and e-retail space are the ones that will change the face of Indian merchandising and marketing business, Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata said today.
"For the last three years, I have been a free person (by not in command of the Tata Group). If I look at the landscape, I see the future in young managers, the young start-ups. It is what I saw in United States in the 70s and 80s," he said.
To rectify this situation, CBDT has announced that a taxpayer who furnishes his Aadhaar card number in the return form need not send a physical copy of ITR-V to CPC. Under the new system of verification, termed as Electronic Verification Certification (EVC), the process of verification will be as under:
- Step 1: The taxpayer furnishes his Aadhaar card number in the return form while filing the return online;
- Step 2: He then receives a verification code in form of a one-time password (OTP) on the mobile phone number associated with the Aadhaar card;
- Step 3: He enters the verification code at the time of e-filing to authenticate and complete the process.
The Postal Department's strategy to focus on fast growing e-commerce segment has bore fruits as it saw a 37% jump in parcel revenues in the past year.
The increase in parcel revenues is in stark contrast to 2% decline in 2013-14, an official of the Communications and IT Ministry said.